Effects of aging on compressive and laser scatter properties of articular cartilage

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ian Kovach

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Abstract

Some of the mechanical and optical properties of tissue in an aging baboon model were measured. Intrinsic, compressive, and mechanical properties were correlated to small angle laser light scatter characteristics. A correlation was found between the tissue's small angle light scattering characteristics and some of its compressive mechanical properties. The results of the study suggest that the laser scatter angle properties and the intrinsic, compressive, mechanical properties of non-pathologic or non-traumatic articular cartilage may not change as a function of aging but only as a function of maturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
EditorsY.W. Kwon, D. Davis, H.H. Chung
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASME
Pages245-246
Number of pages2
Volume33
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Nov 17 1996Nov 22 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period11/17/9611/22/96

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    Athanasiou, K., & Kovach, I. (1996). Effects of aging on compressive and laser scatter properties of articular cartilage. In Y. W. Kwon, D. Davis, & H. H. Chung (Eds.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED (Vol. 33, pp. 245-246). ASME.